ERIC Number: ED060840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Chief Student Personnel Administrator in the Public Two-Year College.
Thurston, Alice J.; And Others
Few junior college educators would deny the important role of student personnel work in achieving the diverse educational goals to which junior colleges are committed. Since the publication of the findings of the 1965 Carnegie Project, which revealed weaknesses in existing student personnel programs, much attention has been given by educators to upgrading student personnel services. This paper reports the results of two studies, independently undertaken, that explored the role and characteristics of chief student personnel administrators. One study, done in 1968, surveyed a national stratified random sample of these administrators in public junior colleges; the second surveyed only those in midwestern junior colleges. Findings reported include personal characteristics and educational and employment history as well as information about their current position including title and responsibility, length of time in this position, salary, professional affiliations, aspirations, and their most pressing problems. The report concludes with eight recommendations for improvement of student personnel services. (Author/LP)
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Role, Deans, Higher Education, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Surveys, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.